The Financial Economics sequence provides students training in the financial theory of the firm, financial markets and institutions to complement their training in applied economics analysis. It is designed for students who have an interest in employment opportunities in the financial sector such as investment and commercial banks, economic and financial asset management companies, and consulting firms, or who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree.
Before enrolling in the sequence, students must consult the Graduate Program Director of the Department of Economics and the MBA Program Office to obtain approval for registering for Finance, Insurance, and Law (FIL) courses. In order to enroll in FIL courses, students must have satisfied the following requirements: (1) complete ECO 437 with a grade of B or better; and (2) have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
A student admitted in the program must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master’s program. For admission without deficiencies, applicants need to have successfully completed college courses in:
Students who do not meet these coursework requirements can still be admitted into the program but will have to take additional classes.
Applicants need to have a quantitative score of 150 or better, and a verbal score of 140 or better. Use institutional code 1319 to submit GRE scores.
This program requires three (3) letters of recommendation. At least two of the letters of recommendation should come from individuals who are familiar with your scholarly record. The third can be an additional academic reference or a professional reference from someone who knows you well and can comment on your potential as a graduate student. After you submit the e-mail addresses of your letter writers in the online application system, they will be automatically e-mailed a link to submit their letters electronically.
A student applying to this sequence must also upload into the online application system:
In addition to the above requirements, international applicants need to submit:
|Fall||March 1 - with financial support consideration|
|Fall||June 15 - financial support consideration is not guaranteedThe Fall term starts in mid-August. U.S. residents can be admitted into the program any time prior to the beginning of a semester. International students are admitted at least two months prior to the start of the semester. This gives sufficient time to comply with immigration requirements.|
|Spring||October 15The Spring term begins in mid-January. U.S. residents can be admitted into the program any time prior to the beginning of a semester. International students are admitted at least two months prior to the start of the semester. This gives sufficient time to comply with immigration requirements.|
|Summer||No applications are accepted for the summer term|
The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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